3 Million Jobs Myth Debunked By Author

Remember Nick Clegg’s bold claim in his TV debate with Farage that three million British jobs rely on our membership of the EU? Repeating an often-used Europhile myth, Clegg claimed:

“Three million jobs is three million pay packets. This is at the end of the day about jobs, jobs, jobs.”

At the Spectator’s EU debate last night, the original source of the figure blasted the pro-EU camp for repeatedly misrepresenting him. LSE professor Iain Begg says the assertion that 3 million jobs rely on membership has been a “persistent misrepresentation” by the Remainers. Representing the BSE campaign, Will Straw admitted that 3 million jobs do not “depend” on the EU, spinning that they are only “linked“, to laughs from the room. He said it was a “mistake” for Remainers to previously use the figure and BSE would not use it. A BSE spokesman said afterwards that their campaign was not using the number. Yet on their website this morning the claim is still being used to back membership:

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